Alyssa, Author at Baller Alert


LeBron James Changes His Stance After Former President Barack Obama Advises Him to Finish Out the NBA Season, Playoffs Scheduled to Resume Saturday

LeBron James Calls Out Reporters Who Questioned Him About Kyrie Irving But Not Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones

LeBron James, Chris Paul, and a few other NBA players spoke to former President Barack Obama on Wednesday about their decision to protest the playoffs in order to bring continued awareness to nationwide racial injustice and police brutality, according to The Athletic. Obama reportedly advised the players to finish out the …

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Issa Rae to Produce Film On True Story Of Tanya Smith For Netflix

Issa Rae

Netflix has secured the rights to The Ghost in the Machine, Tanya Smith’s new memoir, that is to be adapted into a feature film produced by Issa Rae. As originally reported by Deadline “The memoir tells Smith’s unbelievable story— of how a middle-class black girl from the North Side of Minneapolis would, …

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Recap: Democratic National Convention Nights Two & Three

Night three of the Democratic National Convention was packed with speeches from prominent democratic leaders. The common theme? Urging Americans to vote, no matter what. Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, and former President Barack Obama all delivered last night, each criticizing Trump and his readiness to lead the country. Kamala Harris …

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Black Collegiate Gymnast Details The Sport’s Culture of Racism

Tia Kiaku

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Tia Kiaku, a black collegiate gymnast at Alabama University, found herself amidst a nationwide effort to bring issues of racial injustice in workplaces, classrooms, and on sports team to light. On June 2, when her former university’s gymnastics program posted a black square …

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